Lemon Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 3cm
Max size 4cm
Tank Area Middle, top, all
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 5
Temp Min: 23℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods. Good feeding will encourage colour
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h,vh
Lemon Tetra Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
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Lemon Tetra

Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis

The Lemon Tetra is a small and peaceful shoaling fish which will adapt well to most water conditions. To keep these fish properly they should be kept in groups in aquariums with open swimming spaces and plenty of densely planted areas. A darker substrate and subdued lighting and/or areas of cover will help. The yellow body colour often fades but will increase with a good variety of foods and/or colour enhancing foods.

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Hemigrammus erythrophthalmus | Origin South America | Breeding Egg scatterer; Spawns in areas of dense vegetation | Natural Water Conditions pH 5.5-8.0 Medium-very hard | Natural Habitat Small, heavily vegetated streams | Sexing Males anal fin has a pronounced black edge

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